The National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science – the runaway success that provides funding for talented Israeli female scientists to pursue postdoctoral research abroad – is now seven years old, and the numbers are coming in. 27 women have now completed the program – and 22 of them, or more than 80%, now hold faculty positions in Israel.
August 26, 2014
This issue of Weizmann Views features Dr. Jacob Hanna, an MD/PhD who is one of the world's leaders in stem cell research. His methods for quickly, efficiently producing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells and for ""resetting"" iPS cells to their earliest possible state could change the face of medicine, including growing organs on demand.
July 29, 2014
Did you know that skin cancer is our most common cancer? It's been on the rise for more than 30 years, with dangerous melanomas increasing at a particularly high rate. We need more than sunblock to fight it. That's why Weizmann scientists are tackling skin cancer from angles ranging from genetics to how cancer sometimes survives toxic treatments.
June 26, 2014
The Weizmann Institute's stellar astrophysics team is developing a small, light satellite that will be equipped with a telescope searching in the ultraviolet range for events such as supernovas and black holes. The team is collaborating with Caltech and NASA, among others, on the satellite, which is a first for Weizmann – and for Israel.
March 01, 2014
At the Weizmann Institute, scientists from a range of disciplines are investigating the causes and nature of Alzheimer's disease, as well as looking for ways to slow or stop its progress, and for new and better treatments.
November 12, 2013
Weizmann scientists are conducting active vision research, with projects ranging from the basic biochemistry of the retina to studies of vision and the brain in action. Interdisciplinary groups study computer-aided and artificial vision and experiment with vaccines to prevent degenerative diseases.
March 01, 2013
According to the American Heart Association, more than 80 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. Weizmann researchers are not only searching for solutions to this health epidemic, but are also investigating the very earliest causes, such as problems during embryonic formation.
February 01, 2013
Like police detectives using DNA fingerprinting, Weizmann cancer researchers are building a DNA profile of malignancy in an attempt to eradicate cancer.
December 16, 2012
Weizmann scientists are unlocking the secrets of plant metabolism, genetics, and development and are concentrating their biochemical, molecular, and genomics-oriented research to eliminate hunger and malnutrition in developing countries, and to improve human health all over the world.
December 11, 2012